Redesign The World
A Photography/Design Blog by Andrew Cichowski

The Dusty CityThe Dusty City


Embrace your mistakes, and build from them moving forward.

I accidentally spilled water on a negative, then mistakenly attempted to wipe it off instinctively, thus ruining it further.. Having been overexposed and not that interesting to begin with, I destroyed it even further with scratchy stuff and got lots of dust stuck to it.. I’m ok with how it came out. (Much happier with the stuff I’m going to print this weekend!)

There’s still a bag of 14 rolls of adventure I need to develop, so I’ll be posting again soon.

Cheers,
Andrew


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Taking a break from studying today (for tests on Thurs and Mon…), I spent most of the afternoon digging through my endless pile of hard drives.. I deleted over 2TB worth of random old stuff, and found a bunch of fun photos I’d completely forgotten I had taken.

Even though this one actively creeps me out when I look at it, I think it’s a rather fantastic shot:

CAPSULE IX
CAPSULE IX

73 days left before my toughest exam yet…

Cheers,
Andrew


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Yesterday I sold my 5DMkII. I sold it for ~$500 less than I hoped (which was already ~$1000 less than I bought it for), but at least it’s gone to a good home… I sold it for two reasons: first, to make rent (which was due today), and second, to force myself to study for an endless set of massive exams looming on the horizon.

It’s weird not having my prized digital camera nearby, but I don’t miss it much. Over the last year or so the camera was just sitting on my shelf as a trophy. I’ve realized that when given the choice these days, I’ll shoot film.

Distinct Character
Not a “keeper,” but this hassy polaroid shot on FujiFilm FP100C is a good example of a distinct character, including the light leak and incorrect developing time (it was really cold outside).


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Mack-N-Line


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I recently explored the Indiana Dunes. After a failed attempt at sand surfing with an apparently for-water-only boogie board (who’da thought..), I snapped this shot of a friend struggling to escape from the deathly clutches of his seemingly ravenous t-shirt.. I quite enjoy this one, especially the title I gave it. 🙂

Nice Curves

I’m about to embark on my last summer vacation ever (or for at least a short eternity). I plan to take lots of photos, and I might even share one or two… eventually.

Until then…

Cheers,
Andrew


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It’s been an awfully long time since I last updated this blog thingy… So here’re a few nice photos of the end of a work day and beginning of an adventure…

Vanessa At Work


I’m a pretty big fan of the sun. I will always prefer natural light to any other source.

On another note, life continues to keep me busy. There are two more photos after the jump:

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I’ve just come home from a lovely weekend at Disneyland.

I’m not sure if Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, but it certainly elicits some excellent reactions from its visitors…

TheDisneyReaction


I’ll attempt to update this blog more often, but only with short posts like this. Mayhaps I’ll find some time to write in depth here and there…

Cheers,
Andrew


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Based on my little stats script, I see a few folks still check this page every once in a while, despite my lack of updates… Thanks much. I figure I owe you a photo or two…

Here’s a quick shot of my friend Mack, cruising around Los Angeles in his Miata:

MackInTheMiata


Yup.

I will eventually find time to update this more often… Living, in general, and physically taking photos will always have priority over me sharing them digitally… but it will happen, from time to time.

Until then…

Cheers,
Andrew


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